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[5] Upon this, Pharnabazus declared to him his purposes. ‘As for me, indeed,’ he said, ‘if the King shall send out another general in my stead, I will be on your side; but if he entrusts me with the command, I will spare no efforts to punish and injure you in his behalf.’ On hearing this, Agesilaüs was delighted, and said, as he seized his hand and rose up with him, ‘O Pharnabazus, I would that such a man as thou might be our friend rather than our enemy.’ 1

1 Cf. Xenophon, Hell. iv. 1, 28-38, where Agesilaüs adds a promise to respect, in future, the property of Pharnabazus, even in case of war.

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